DeVry University Appoints Maria Dezenberg as Seattle Metro President

SEATTLE, August 24, 2011

DeVry University has announced the appointment of Maria Dezenberg, Ed.S. as president of its Seattle metro. Dezenberg was previously the campus dean for DeVry University in Las Vegas. Dezenberg succeeds Dr. David Stewart, who was recently appointed center dean for DeVry University’s new Lynnwood, Wash. location.

Prior to joining DeVry University, Dezenberg held a variety of roles with FLS International, a leading provider of English language programs to international students. In addition to her roles at FLS International, she served as an English language instructor for several educational institutions.

Dezenberg earned her educational specialist degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a master’s degree in international relations from the University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Eastern Washington University.

“I’m honored to join the outstanding faculty and staff who provide top-notch, career-focused education to students across the greater Puget Sound area,” said Dezenberg. “Together, we will help prepare the next generation of professionals for 21st century career success.”

In her new position, Dezenberg will be responsible for supporting DeVry University’s mission to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education, integrating technology, business and management across the Seattle metropolitan area. DeVry University’s Seattle metro includes three locations: BellevueFederal Way and Lynnwood.

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DeVry University strives to close society’s opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online within six areas of study: Accounting, Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Media Arts & Technology. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, The university’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. To learn more, visit

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